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and tom there's a reason they don't want you to know that. now let's break the set. and the government fighters in east ukraine say they're ready to prolong the truce with the escalating crackdown is now driving women in the defying regions to take out the. israeli police clashed with crowds of protesters after reports of a palestinian teenager being abducted and killed in jerusalem as israel bows to continue its push against hamas after the deaths of three jewish teens. as militants make fresh gains on the border between syria and iraq after the white house lines up half a billion dollars to help the moderate syrian rebels. five
pm in moscow good to have you with us our top story this hour anti-government forces in the self-proclaimed people's republic in east ukraine say they want to negotiate a new cease fire a shaky truce ended monday as kiev stepped up its assault on the restive region here security camera footage of the from the city of severed onion skin a defiant lygon street apparently showing an explosion caused by a mortar in a residential area army shelling continued overnight in the neighboring done yet screeching. these are pictures from slovyansk which has seen some of the fiercest destruction at least two people reportedly killed there and the latest artillery attack on a bus more pictures of buildings in ruins emerging from slovyansk in the city of kramatorsk another town that's the target of a crackdowns also residents say they see renewed artillery fire a local school pounded by shells this is what is left of it residents saying
they're too scared to step foot out of their homes even to get food. he's not because the studies are for the purpose of the books because the markets today will put them with regard to mother could but the colonel's books were no democrat of them numbers are very few which just because one beauty of what was up because everybody outside was in the bosom of the going to put anybody to chill most days even paid the bill usually give children. several as one goes in there for several as first they were doing their flower you said it should only use jet good ones get this it is getting further divided the pull which. she had always did when there's nobody at the ready just the boys but he added not to let you buy some of it unusable of the gods is easy but isn't this just goes for the other you assemble what is it that you want to add about it must be a good look at the did the doesn't know it's got to tell him to saying yes well he's they've done us what it was that he did doesn't want to do so what did they get their evil eye that she knew now that is led many women to flee their homes in
eastern ukraine to try and bring their children to safety but there are those who decide to stay and take up arms or to marry if an ocean reports catarina is twenty one years old she's a trained medal with a passion for nature and painting. and she can assemble a cannot in seconds she says she's a good shot to you have you ever had to kill anyone. yes i have them it wasn't self-defense it was them who approached not us catarina belongs to eastern ukraine's self-defense forces she started on the frontline as unknowns but soon to go up on arms. but the problem is that she sees the people she's fighting against as mere pools in a big game over some of those who are responsible they send young boys to kill us and die for them they hide behind that most of them are young cast president they
have no choice and they come to kill us. as a self-defense checkpoint outside lugansk catarina meets a lesson she's in charge here and then i missed a few days ago i went to a hairdresser and i saw a woman there a client she was looking at me with her eyes wide open it turned out i had forgotten to take my place off it happens. she sees no contradiction in her current status. this is what happens during wartime they don't even ask you they just come to your land i was just an ordinary woman i even cook quite well. catarina and a lesser a far from the only to you in these women from ukraine's east and south have a strongly warded message for female fighters on the other side educated that there is a little pressure to lead to that thirty ninth my down women's battalion girls you either stop doing this or you'll see still exist if you continue to seek information about our men your men will die. the paramilitary battalion the
addressing lines for the new government and for national unity and it's still growing. today then why don has reached far beyond cape sense and he has embraced the whole country and we must protect its borders one from the thirty ninth company have set off for the next and lugansk and they need your help. they out of this battalion is also an assistance to ukraine as new defense minister but do not fear reprisals working for the common good of each of us needs to preserve their own dignity as i realised i would be seen as a man to separate despite a role when a woman or a business means they were. kill me if that's what you need to present i think that is what it's i want to have to hold my firearm close we are also waging a box on for costs amongst the sea craning bound to be seduced patriotic but some seats the two weeks as an option it's. ok.
for. me. but the real conflict is being felt here and was growing numbers joining both sides every day some fear it's passing the point of no return. in eastern ukraine. keep track of everything that's happening in eastern ukraine follow maria on twitter she's in the ganske right now one of the main hubs of anti-government resistance. against the latest city in eastern ukraine to be left without water and power according to the u.n. route one hundred ten thousand refugees have fled to russia to escape the humanitarian situation in the region though the u.s. state department has a different take. in this situation u.n. h.d.r.'s estimate of the number of people moving across the ukrainian border comes directly from russian government source is who suffice to say have not always been
entirely accurate here and just a couple of points on this because i know there's been some questions u.n.h.c.r. statement did not say that one hundred ten thousand refugees fled ukraine into russia what is said is that number of people had crossed the border at some point that could be to go visit their grandmother and come back. later influx of refugees is lead to russian regions bordering ukraine to declare a state of emergency officials say they're having to accommodate thousands every day the russian migration service puts the total number of people fleeing the violence in ukraine so far at four hundred thousand. alive now by joined by paul craig roberts a former reagan administration official a columnist and columnist thanks for joining us here on r t international why do you think the state department has so far rebuffed the evidence. well it doesn't get this story. the ukraine washington launching a war against russia and so all the ball has to be all russia the united states
will not acknowledge any aspect of the truth about the situation. that's quite a statement you've made there and one of your latest articles you articulate that more you ask if a lot of your putin's quote diplomacy can win over what you call washington's coercion since we're seeing a renewed crackdown in east ukraine do you think the policy has a chance no diplomacy has no chance. the russians are relying on the flow and see what washington only uses stress who urged her arms and washington stole the ukraine in order to create a serious problems for the russian government so washington has no intention whatsoever in resolving the situation it will be intensified and the russian people need to be aware how much more intense can it get though i
mean at this point you know we're seeing this action going on in the east of the country the next logical step would be the self-defense forces taking some sort of bolder action perhaps that could lead to or what do you think it could lead to i mean what would be the end game there. well i think the washington's basle zz and care will call up more military they will equip them with more heavy weapons more aircraft and there will be a much fiercer onslaught against the the people the russian speaking peoples in eastern and southern ukraine who prefer not to be part of the new washington government in kiev so the the slaughter of civilians will intensify when you say that the conflict is only down to washington versus russia how far do you believe it can go i mean this is the sort of the sort
of tactics and the sort of talk that we've heard other analysts referring to the possibility of a new cold war if they can go that far although we'll go further or look it's not russia it's washington russia didn't start this this was started by washington it's part of the neo conservative doctrine that the united states as the sole superpower must prevent the rise of any of the powers that could in any way limit washington's ability to exercise jonna me over the world and that's what you're seeing in ukraine this is a direct threat to russia it also serves to isolate russia from the e.u. from america's vassal states in europe and so this is a definite beginning of war it is going to being more than
a cold war unless russia surrenders. all right a dire warning there from paul craig roberts former reagan administration official thanks for joining us you're welcome live pictures from the west bank we're showing here where israeli police of clash with hundreds of protesters demanding justice for the killing of a palestinian teenager whose body was found in a forest near jerusalem suspected he was kidnapped and murdered in revenge for the deaths of three israeli teens those youngsters abducted nearly three weeks ago and were found dead on monday in the west bank with israel pointing the finger at palestinian group hamas for their murders the deaths have made headlines around the world. sense of anger in that sense that there will be some retaliation for these deaths is becoming increasingly apparent that his promise to make our must pay than that of the three teenagers found dead on monday so there is a huge amount of grief discovering the grim discovery of the three bodies of those israeli teenagers late yesterday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the
three teenagers were murdered in cold blood by what he described as animals. and a letter of condolence president obama said that the killing of the jewish teens had left him feeling in indescribable pain he also urged all parties to refrain from steps that could destabilize the regional situation but despite obama's calls for peace israeli prime minister says he's ready to step up measures against hamas and punish the group further since the start of the operation more than four hundred palestinians have been arrested in the i.d.f. has launched dozens of rockets strikes on gaza over the last two days meanwhile hundreds of palestinian families are grieving over their own children's deaths so they have gone largely unnoticed by the international media those figures show that more than fifteen hundred palestinian children killed six thousand wounded by idea forces since two thousand meaning that if you do the math a palestinian child has been killed every three days activists mustafa barghouti thinks the international media has chosen to turn a blind eye to israel's deadly raid. it is very important for the world media to
remember to mention not only the three israelis killed but also the eleven palestinian killed. three children who were also killed in cold blood by the israeli army itself which also amounts to war crimes israeli army has been killing palestinians in cold blood for several years we are talking about thousands and thousands of palestinians were killed by the israeli army and tens of thousands of people who were living forty seven years of military occupation the israeli army now is demolishing houses and taking collective actions of punishment against the people whom they think are accused of being responsible for the killing of the settlers without presenting any simple proof of that they are responsible and the actions of collective punishment are continuing also in the form of air raids on gaza which the israeli army using to provoke reactions from palestinians and then
presenting these the average reactions as. cause as the reason for their oppressive behavior in gaza strip and in other places and palestinian territories. group of global internet firms from countries including the u.s. and zimbabwe are ganging up on the u.k. spy agency in a minute we report on the unprecedented actions against g c h q over its use of the web as a spying tool. and what cyber greek plans to create a new high security prison already being compared to a human rights activist to guantanamo stay with us. told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from. the pollution and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your minor point of the month to save lives or carry out
a car is on the docket. thank you no more weasel words when you say to direct question the prepared for a change when you have to. be ready for a. printout of speech. down the street into costs. dramas that try to be ignored. stories others to refuse to notice. places changing the world. so picture of today's leaves. from around the globe.
quarter past the hour now fury over government eavesdropping has been brewing for a while it seems the tipping point could have been a reach with the internet with a group of internet firms from six countries now teaming up to sue britain's spy agency first collective action against g c h q details from our correspondent in london polly boyo. the u.k. government is effectively being sued by a group of internet service providers they come from a number of different countries including the u.k. the us and germany now it is reportedly the time that an internet host is going to call it alleged government spying now they say that g.c. h.q. is using malware or malicious software as it's tough in order to break into then and spy on their customers communications online now legal action is going through a very special london course it's called the investigatory powers tribe you know
and it's their job to look into claims all complaints over the misuse of government surveillance now you can imagine that this court's caseload has got someone in the wake of the edward snowden revelations and of course later this month they're going to be looking into complaints from human rights organizations the way that social media sites like facebook like twitter have been targeted by g c h q now two m.p.'s have also sued the u.k. government through this court over claims that their communications were monitored as well so as i've just said in the wake of the edward snowden affair with the public debate still very much taking place over mass government surveillance these fresh and unprecedented legal moves from the internet service providers are unlikely to be the last. degree new high security prisons in greece has seen
activists compare the project the notorious guantanamo facility thousands of inmates across the country who went on hunger strike against the bill goes to greece's parliament thursday in their statement prisoners say they're fighting to remain human instead of becoming forgotten shadows and you farmer discuss the points with harvey's worry kosar just back from a sign to denounce it. it all started on the eighteenth of june and then every day after that more and more prisoners across the country joined in the hunger strike in total there were around four and a half hours of prisoners across the country who were starving themselves and they couldn't take it any longer which is why they stopped and i said that i will continue fighting for what they believe in and otherwise what are they fighting for they are against this bill which is an inversion a tightening in restructure of the country's penal code and also the creation of type c. cs across the country they claim that this will be like montana mowbray so in general they're saying that the condition in prison is already wrong plus they
don't want to see the creation of a new one which potentially could be worse so what's been the government's response to those arguments presumably you believe that these things should go ahead yes and also we know that the country's main opposition party cities that tried to reason with and he's considering this bill and they asked him to hold off on that so until they can get a chance to visit some of these prison facilities that request was denied we actually managed to speak to one of the prisoners his face is covered on the voice was altered because i wanted to he asked us to protect his identity so let's listen to what he had to say about what life was like in this person who so you know to the green granite town of well maybe to a prison inside a prison without any rights without any future prisoners who have completed one fifth of their sentences should be allowed to visit their family with conditions lead my street car. there are no doctors here. they just give us aspirin they're prisoners here we have no money so nobody gives them anything we find cockroaches
in the prison food is disgusting it's better to eat nothing the. five prisoners live in a similar design now the main problem is the fact that persons don't have money and i was there under the new government as the situation is improving in the country when you talk to people they believe that nothing is changing they don't see their lives improving at all there are marches and protests in athens every single day on various. making sure explosives get nowhere near french airports is arguably one of the john d'armes primary tasks but what if the cops can't find a bomb that they planted at the terminal themselves during training that's what happened in march say you can find out all about their embarrassing photos on our website. and an oxford university d.n.a. expert spending a year testing samples of fur and a hair of people said had been shed by yetis abominable snowman and other unexplained creatures find out what he discovered at r.t.
dot com. jihadi militants from isis have overrun a key syrian border town after pouring in reinforcements from neighboring iraq to takeover comes two days after ice is a clear and islamic state on the syrian and iraqi territory it currently controls this unverified video apparently shows militants parading tanks and other combat vehicles in eastern syria rapid isis advance coming on the heels of washington releasing half a billion dollars in support to the syrian opposition a move though that stoked fresh fears that the u.s. is inadvertently aiding jihad it is best to give journalist matt carr thinks the u.s. helped bring about isis militants in the first place. i know this is not just the haitian of the syrian crisis this origins in iraq itself in the jihad is resistance to the u.s. occupation when they would do the troops in iraq the so-called surge that was a. well of those groups have been defeated or at least neutralized that probably
never really happened and is has been an odd iraq not just because it was in syria but also by the incompetence or terrorism and corruption of the i'm a leaky government in iraq so all these different policies of privacy generation which is very probable that iraq could fragment into three stages because i can't see the moment of the time being any kind of m six area movement that could overcome the division but everything in iraq to shreds. of course isis hasn't gotten any direct help from the west though the militants reportedly seize the lion's share of u.s. aid bound for the moderate syrian opposition that's not stopping washington though from pouring more money to syria's rebels artie's marine important explains that the us and says it's not responsible for fueling regional violence all over the arab world america has left behind its military footprint but i believe america is exceptional in part because we have shown a willingness through the sacrifice of blood and treasure to stand up not only for
our own narrow self-interest but for the interests of all america's exceptional armed forces have invaded afghanistan and iraq dropped bombs on libya pakistan and yemen and reportedly trained rebels fighting to overthrow the government in syria. directly leading to the insurgency in iraq where extremists have now declared their own caliphate not enough to just say that we are exceptional one way or the other the reason we can point to american exceptionalism is because we've done exceptional things and we do exceptional things. we have to live up to that standard but time and time again washington's eagerness to involve itself in foreign conflicts has fueled six tarion divisions creating an exceptionally dangerous circumstance the u.s. policy unfortunately. has destroyed and made
a mockery of the you know what they have done in libya what they have done through and continue to do done in iraq. it is all in something that. doesn't jive with claiming any kind of exceptionalism and yet in each case washington has washed its hands of any responsibility the united states of america is not responsible for what happened in libya nor is it responsible for what is happening in iraq today in the absence of u.s. military action iraq is warning that it could ask iran to carry out airstrikes against the hardest group isis that could throw a wrench into the works of american foreign policy potentially having to rely on an adversary to defeat a threat that washington itself is blamed for indirectly creating. marina port r.t. . taking a look now at some other international headlines
a suicide bomber killed at least eight people in an attack on a military bus in kabul thirteen others including civilians wounded explosion happened in a heavily secured area near the afghan capital's university the taliban says it's behind the attack this latest violence coming at a time of political tensions with the country waiting for the results of its presidential runoff. cargo plane crash into a commercial building in kenya's capital shortly after takeoff killing all four crew members the incident happening in the early morning when the building was extreme was largely empty no one on the ground was wounded the plane is said to been flying at a low altitude and struck an electricity. aaron aid coming up next in boom bust stay with us are here not.
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said it was in this context that has absolutely no place. over there i marinate it this is a boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up you can hold a good city down or apparently a mediocre car manufacturer general motors has surprisingly robust sales in june despite record breaking recalls we look into how and why in today's headline story and professor derren us in mobile who is on the show as well darren is an expert in understanding how political and economic institutions can lead to economic success and we're getting his take on former treasury secretary the secretary timothy geithner's point of view you got it and in today's big deal edward harris and i are talking about the end will be i asked report and what it says about our current
post crisis monetary policy experiment it all starts right now. welcome to the south now our lead story today personal appearance by way of general motors now like the beleaguered city of the american car manufacturer is based in general motors just can't seem. to catch a break yet they keep on trucking ton intended now only twenty four hours after g.m. announced its latest and massive vehicle recall on monday the company reported a june sales increase of one percent compared to a year ago beating analyst estimates for a six point three percent decline.